The pay gap between men and women has been an ongoing conversation for many years. Women get paid less than men for jobs that should be getting equal or sometimes more pay. 

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, women’s median earnings were only 62% of men’s in 1979. 

Throughout the years, women have learned more about this issue and fought for equal or higher pay. The pay gap started to close as more women got educated. 

In 2018, women’s median earnings were 81% of men’s. This increase occurred during the 80’s and 90’s, closing the gap by about 20%. But these numbers have remained relatively similar since the early 2000’s.

What can women do about this?

Here are some tips for addressing the gender pay gap in your workplace:

Educate yourself

It is important to know the facts when addressing this issue. Make sure you are aware that there is a gender pay gap within your workplace. 

Know what you aren’t receiving

Be aware of your salary policies within your workplace. Does your employer provide parental leave? Is it paid? Are they willing to be more flexible? 

Be confident

Present yourself with confidence. Focus on your accomplishments. If you believe in yourself, then others will believe in you too. 

I hope these tips will help you when addressing the gender pay gap in your workplace. For more statistics and tips, here are some links to visit: